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VOL. XIII. NO. ll.
RICHMOND. VlllGlNIA. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 26, 1896.
PRICE, 5 CENTS.
A BIG CROWD THERE
ONE THOUSAND JACK?
SON WARD NEGRO?
ES AT BAHEN'S
There Was Rejoicing'
OVER I HE NEWS OF
The Republican Lambs gambolled
around the corner ol First mid Chari?
ty streets last night and had a merry,
merry time of it. They endorsed
everybody they liked and condemned
everj laxly they didn't like.
They assembled in respoose to a call
fr jin Alderman .lamer' Kahen and
John Mitchell. Jr., who desired to
open their ? yes to a scheme "to do"
them. The Lambs began to arrive ?s
early as 7 o'clock and it was after
midnight when they dispersed for
The scheme exploded was one of the
anti-Lamb faction to control all the
delegates from Richmond to the
Republican congressional conven?
tion, which will meet at Hanover
Courthouse on Thursday, and the
Lambs were adrised to get at the pre?
cinct meetings an hour before they
opened and remain until they hail
ed their own delegates and not
permit the anti-Lamb people to make
up th.' slates.
'lhiugh the Lambs had no band
they had tbe crowd. Upwards ol a
thousand Negroes attended the meet
ing. This was not the half of tht
faithful Lambs in Jackson Ward, said
Alderman Bahen The crowd was
several times as large as that at the
meeting addressed hy Judge Tenny on
west Cary street.
The speeches were made from the
balcony of Bahen's Hall. Charles VV.
Young was chairman. He had elo?
quence to burn and he not only made
a speech at the opening of the meet?
ing but sandwiched one in between
all the other speeches He read a
telegram fr-jui .lohn Mitchell, 'r., dat?
ed Lynchburg, announcing that Mary
Abernathy had been set flee and was
on her way to Richmond This newi
evoked great and prolonged ehs
Charles scored the anti-Lamb leaders,
and said they desired to handcuff the
voters of Jackson Ward.
Benjamin Bailey followed Young.
birt*as nc did not evoke any eiol'
asm lie wis asked to quit
Young here made his second speech.
He closed b* having A Idermau lr sh en.
John Mitchell, Jr , Judge L. L
and Colonel Lambendorst d The en?
dorsing fever struck the croAtl very
hard just here. Qos O'Ferrall was en
dors.d for sending troops tn Lunenburg
Courthouse, and Messrs. Wine, Flour
noy, Guigon were endorsed for their
efforts in behalf of the prisoners. Mary
Abernathy was also endorsed.
Bernard Brown made a speech
"roasting" the anti-Lamb men and
had Judge Lewis, John Mitchell, Col?
onel Lamb, and McKinley, Hobart pro
lection and sound-money endorsed in
wil lam Glover followed the third
speech of Chairman Young, who had
John Mitchell, Jr , and Colonel Lamb
endorsed again. Clover made a vig?
orous gold speech and highly compli
men led John Mitchell for his efforts
in behalf of tue Lunenburg women
prisoners. He urged all the Negroes
in the ward to stick to Mitchell.
thalrinan Young spoke again, toll?
ing the crowd that John Mitche'l
their idol, was coming He gave WO]
to (Jeorge Reed. Heed made a pro?
tection Mitchell- Abernathy - William
Lamb speech He had everybody en?
dorsed again to show that the crowd
was still faithful. He aroused agreal
deal of enthusiasm Ile spoke unti:
Chairman Young paid a great tri
bute to the women in introducing
Mitchell and had the Editor and Col
onel Lamb re-endor^ed
John Mitchell dea't with the issuei
of the day and told his followers in >
plain way the reasons they should tap
port him in the primaries. At thi
close of his address a resolution wai
passed condemning General Kdga;
Allen and Judge Waddill tor keeping
Mitchell from getting his share of thi
Republican national committee's bur
rel and endorsed him and Oolone
Chairman Young made anothe
speech and had endorsed over agaii
Bahen, Mitchell. Lamb and Mai;
Abernathy. He introduced Alder
man Bahen at ll :25 o'clock. The Al
derman first gave away the anti-Laml
scheme. Then he reviewed his politi
esl career for the past fifteen year
and said that he stood as a warrior
brandishing his sword, ready for th
fight, arid felt confident that he shouh
win, but if he did go down it wa
merely one man, and he would g
down with the flag nailed to the Ha
nailed to the mast, fighting bravely.
Mary Abernathy and child are at th
house of Mrs. Betty Graves, oe Fir*
street, and many Negroes called t
see them to-day. Mary will be use
as a mascot by the Lamb people to-da
and to-night as Pokey Barnes was ut
ed at the spring election. Mitehe
will have a jollification in honor i
her release next week and hopes t
have Mary Barnes out of the penitei
iiary by that time.
Mrs. Frank Slade of Danville, Va
who has been visiting her cousin, Mr
J. H. Wood, No. 2827 east R street, le
for her home Sunday.
In honor of her visit, there was a *<
cial gathering in the east end on Fr
day evening, the 18th. of friends 1
say farewell and al?o brH her we Icon
again to the city by the James The;
were present Misses M B llickmai
M. F. Johnson, Messrs F. I'nderwooi
H. Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. J liarni
of the west end and Misses Cora Mo
ris, Bettie Stone and Mr. A. Morris i
the east end. There was music a
cordingly. A delightful evening wi
spent and when the bell struck elev*
they departed for their homes. W
welcome you again
Mr. and Mrs. J, II. Woos
A Brilliant Marriage.
The marriage of Miss Mattie Holm*
of Richmond, to Mr. J. W. Bivens <i
Baltimore, Md., took place at the Lew
On Street Baptist Church, Thursda
night. Sent., 17th. Rev. A. Brown i Iii
The bride wu* attired in a gown of
white Taffeeta silk trimmed in white
Thc bridesmaids were Misses
Florence White of Washington, 1) C.,
Martha Peace of Lunenburg, Va., Hat?
tie Smith of Hampton, and Bessie Rob?
inson, .he groomsmen were Messrs.
Isaiah Bivens, Joseph Polsen, William
Addison, David Downing, Geo. Ward,
of Baltimore, and Philip S. Brown of
Richmond and Joseph Press of East?
ville, Va The guest were handsome
turned. The reception at Mrs.
Robinson's, 315 Sharp St. was excel?
lent. The couple was held in high es?
teem as evidenced hy the costly and
A Grand Marriage.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1896?An inter?
esting occasion in the neighborhoml of
T'rentston, Powhatan Co. Va., was
the marriage of Miss Kdmonia Jordon,
Xhe daueeter of Mr Richard Cordon,
to Mr. II ard away Baker Seay of New?
port News, Va. The ceremony was im?
pressively performed by Rev. St. Ceo.
I*. Abrahams, of the Baptist denomi?
After a sumptuous dinner at the
hospitable home of the father of the
bride, Mr Seuy and bride boarded the
5 o'clock train at Pemberton, on tbe
C. v\: O. Railroad for their home at
Newport News followed by the good
w ishes of the large number of friends
who witnessed t he marriage and par?
took of the dinner.
The Brown-Mason Nuptials
1 he marriage of Mrs Elizabeth Ma?
son to Mr. Adolphus Brown took place
Wednesday Sept. 16th, at 9 (.'clock, at
the Harrison Street Baptist Church,
After receiving the congratulations
of a host of fri- Nf, the couple left for
Richmond, where a reception awaited
? hem at the r? sidenee of the bride's
nun!, Mrs. Hannah Knight, BIS Cath?
A Pastor Surprised
On Monday night about midnight,
the inemliers and friends of the Twen
ty-Second Street Baptist Church,
Manchester, Va., led a surprise on
Be v. G C. Coleman and wife. They
were aroused from the land of slum?
ber by a large number of earnest
Christians and friends, who were rinif
ing."(>h how I love Jesus.''
The door was opened and in came
the following deacons:?J. H. Cole?
man. Randolph Jones, Elisha Jones,
J. Bebbs, and brethren Robert Black?
well, Alex Jones, Samuel Harris, Ar?
cher Taylor, Valley Bailey. Miles
Finney, itenry Blaej, Ciiai'es Rich?
ardson. Peter Miller, Sampson took,
Sisters Bettie Coleman, Ellen
Nannie Stovall, Charlotte Scott, Nan?
cy Jones. Mary Jones, Anna Logan,
Mattie Harris, Millie Moon, Lucia
Jones, Vrs. Bettie Blackwell and Ire?
These good people just filled Rev.
( oleman's kitchen with every thing
desirable After singing and reading,
the pastor asked God's blessings upon
? he entire uathering, then with a
hearty shake of each person's hand
with a "Cod bless you" ami "Come
again," they all parted, leaving the
pastor and his dear wife to praise God
ReDublican Rally in Olay Ward
In reponse to the call of Mr B C
West, chairman of the Republican vo?
ters of 2nd Precinct, Clay Ward met in
a large body on Tuesday evening, Sep?
tember 22nd at the residence of Mr
Fletcher Johnson. Persons who have
lived In this precinct upwards of twen?
ty-five years said that they never wit?
nessed so mindi interest as was mani?
fested on thia occasion. The follow
ing delegates and alternates were elec?
ted to the City Convention which wat
held on tbe 23rd inst., B. C. West
fletcher Johnson and Lewis Lindsey,
VV. G. Carter, alternate.
The body next went into the organi
sstion of a McKinley and Hobart
Club which resulted in the i lection ol
the following officers: President. B. C
West; Vice-president, W. I.Johnsor
and Pleasant Mosby ; Secretaries, B
\. Cephas and J. Fleming.
The revival meetings under th<
charge of Rev P. H Watson at Nevi
Design and River Design, N C , wen
closed last Sunday night with a tota
of twenty-six conversions and thi
largest attendance ever known in tha
vicinity. A new series will be openei
at Sassafras Crove, Monday night.
Mr. John Holmes died suddenly a
his home on Holbrook St., Monday.
Mrs.-you had better be carefu
hereafter for we are going to publisl
all transgressions, look out for lier
in our next letter.
You will find the Planet on sale a
.1. M Clark's Barber Shop, if you don'
meet the boys on the streets.
R. II Johnson.
Resolutions of Condolence.
I By Moore St. Bapt. Sunday School.
Whereas, ;t has pleased our Divin
Master to take from us our belove
sister, Mrs. Mary Mabrey ; throng
this the school has lost a great workei
and the church a faithful membei
Therefore be it
Resolved, that we humbly submit t
the workings of our heavenly F'athei
who is too wise to err and too good t
Resolved, that we deeply share
large proportion of the heavy burde
of grief that rests on her dear hui
Resolved, that we sincerely belier
that the Great and Good Husbandmn
has only transplanted her to thi
beautiful and happy land where ai
Resolved, that a copy of these rest
lutions be sent to her bereaved hu
band, spread on the minutes of tl
Moore Street Baptist Sunday Schoi:
published in ttie Planet, lie foran
and Virginia Baptist.
"Though dead she speaks in reason'
And in example lives;
Her raith and hope and mighty deed
Still fresh instruction give.
"She saw a hand you could not see,
Which beckoned her away ;
She heard a voice you could not hear
Which would not let her stay"
R. O. Jomnsos, B. D , Pastor
Pai i. (tatkwood,
si Fanny Williams,
if I Rohkkta Johnson,
A J Mrs. Ii. O, Johnson,
JACKSON WARD BREVITIES.
Sundaj at the Ohurclies?The Old Maid
Red Hot, and Solicits Help to Write
an Article? Other Things of the
Ward in Brief.
Last Sunday was extremely pleasant
and many were reminded of the ap?
proaching fall. Nevertheless all the
churches were well attended.
At the First Baptist Church, Rev.
Thomas White of the Virginia Semi?
nary preached a very impressive ser
n on to a large congregation.
The Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of
which Rev. W. il White is pastor held
its anniversary on last Sunday. We
learn that great success attended
At the Moore St. Baptist Church,
Rev. R. O. Johnson preached an excel?
lent sermon. He dwelt on Ananias
and Sapphire, as his subject, and de?
clared that they committed the "Un?
pardonable Sin "
Sickness and deaths are again fre?
quent visitors of this section, and
many a loved one has crossed the
margin of time.
Marriages ure again being notable
features of this section. Who will be
"Backward, turn backward,
0 time in your Hight;
oh! mani, ymir age aad glossy hair.
Can fool our boys in the night.
Km to straddle your bones,
1 n Um *???! of a bike :
lt^ manish and disgraceful,
:i III tho nljiill.
We do not intend to make war upon
the article published concerning us
last week, for this Beetloo has done it
all About a dozen females heard the
reading of it at o-.e place on last Sun?
day evening, and denounced it in the
BOSaie*I terms; and it has been equal?
ly criticized during this week.
We are glad that the "old maid" can
see that we have some brains, though
shallow, (as she says), for we cannot
see where she possesses any. We are
sure the public does not need any of
her apologies ; as they can readily see
that somebody must have been severe?
ly wounded or nothing would have
been said. We took our would-be
dose, and swallowed it with ease; but
she has failed to swallow hers, and it is
bubbling forth in words of abuse and
preposterous SSSOti ions.
This lady states that we denounce
the old maids and old bachelors be?
cause they allow themselves to go to
that stage We deny such, as will
all sensible people We will admit
That we have urged them at times
to marry and ehaslised their wrong do?
ings. We also make an attaci: BOOH
the wrong doings <?f the younger ele?
ment, both male and female.
We have and will stand by the fe?
males of all ages, but we will never
shut our eyes ou the wrfJngs of either
young or old.
But why is it that of all this nu in bo
only one sensible (?) old maid felt it
her "Christian duty" (so she says), to
Doesn't she know that she tells us
that one of our arrows bas struck her ?
Doesn't she know that she tells the
public the same? Doesn't she know
that her friends are laughing at her
She wants us to throw our ink into
the ash-barrel, and us to jump into
the nearest river; but we will not un?
til she throws 'he "bike" aside in dis?
gust, and disguise herself in sackcloth
and ashes for reformation.
We are extremely sorry that she
is so unwise as to think that all the
world is right around her and she can
see it all at a moment's glance, Poor,
Again.it isa terrible exaggeration
for her to say that the management of
this paper is criticized on every hand
about our articles each week, for tbe
public knows there is no truth in it:
but remember the "Sapphires" are
not all dead yet.
Well, we cannot spare more space tn
contend with thc ignoramie and dia?
bolical ideas of a sensible (?)old maid.
So you can continue to straddle the
"bike" and you may hear from us at
"There is a way that seemeth right
toa man (or woman); but the end
thereof are ways of death."
Politics are booming in the Ward,
and the Bryan-Sew all I lub cannot be
heard of; while its members are dis?
owning their names.
On last Tuesday night, a meeting ol
all the colored voters of Jackson Ward
was called at the various precincts
Quite a commotion was caused at eacfi
on account of the infringement on tin
rights of voters to elect delegates. At
the Second precinct Mr. Dick All*?
the chairman, refused to allow the vo
ters to enter the hall, whereupon the]
secured a table and light, and held t
meeting in the street and elected dele
gates. After this was done, the voter:
decided to boycott the grocery busi
ness of tbe chairman, and instruc
their wives to do the same.
Never had the people of this sectioi
heard the "Gold and Silver (Question'
so plainly discussed as they did on las
Monday night by the Editor of thi
journal, who showed the question a
issue in all its phases
The time is near at hand when dia
phanous summer draperies will be a
chaff before the wind.
A^e learned that some of our boy
were hunting up those pawn-shop tick
eta for their overcoats on last Satur
day night. Yes, they say they wil
take them from the moth-pots.
On last Sunday night, going dow:
one of our streets, we saw a lady (?
coming up Ure street smoking a cigar
yet one presumes that we should no
say anything about such.
Young men, live sober lives, am
avoid the frequent use of strong drink
There are some people who will liv
in vice and wickedness and dare yo
to open your mouth.
The people of this section was mad
to rejoice on last Monday night t
know that the prison-doors at Lynch
burg were flung open, and Mary Abei
nathy and her baby once more cou]
breathe pure atmosphere.
Some of the members of the Etei
nal Sons of Rest have secured but tor
designating their society, saying, "
belong to the Eternal Sons of Rest,
The voters of this section have d<
nouneed the actions of Judge Edmun
Waddill and Edgar Allan in toto.
It was extremely accommodating o
his part to introduce that fellow I
her ; but what a brand was cast on
when he subsequently kissed her, an
slapped at his partner for attemptin
the same. Be cautious next time, ni
The total number of deaths for 1 ai
week were 34?26 w hi toland 8 eolorei
A remarkable difference.
Say, Jim. what do you mean by 16 1
I) ? Jim?1 don't know whether
means thi: white man's $16 to my $1 (
my 16 cents to his $1 ; bm l-l tell yoi
16 cents is high-low t-t-to me now
We regard a tattler nothing lesa tha
a liar, and will many times separate
the best of friends.
Don't you know that soma of our
young married men are seeking Sepa
rat on. Yes. so goon.
Prof Jacques held his closing exhi?
bition at the Fifth Street Church on
last Tuesday night. He will open in
Washington about the first of October
Quite a number of our girls will
leave next week to take charge of their
schools in the various counties.
Weare told that that church slerfc
will join hands with the fair If
the hill. Is Uso?
We are sorry to learn that on ac?
count of sickness, one of the teachers
of Brook School bas been unable to
assume her duties for this term.
Colored men stick to your party and
follow true and tried leaders.
Wives, see that your husbands and
sons get on the right side of tin
publican party, and vote for men that
Will recognized them other than elec?
Jackson Ward is fast coming to the
front, and they are learning to know
that all that glitters is not gold.
M a <; \ o I
"Done bin here en gone !"?Willism
Jennings Bryan,the popocratic nomi?
nee of the Chicago platform pawed
through our city on Friday evening
the LSth instant, bound for Richmond,
where he was programmed to speak
He arrived 7:04 and m. de, or spoke a
?host speooh to shoat 700 people, ma?
jority being small b >ys ol' the Cotton
Factory" kind. The crowd being so
garrulous, the oratorical crank could
not be heard distinctly, but those who
did hear have made it warm for the
silverites ever since. Wind-bag, e***B>
ty head, empty-barrel, out of nothing
comes nothing, ard all iht>>.e kind ol
Word* have been applied to the young
Nebraskan. To sum bte little speech,
one would say, "nothing ha*
Miss Mary Jenkin* has Iel-: thc city
l^r. William ll Hughes arrived in
ty last Monday from Virginia
Hoi Springs. He is looking well
Prof. sod Mrs Jame* ll Blackwell
returned to thc city last Saturday,
after an extended trip. They visited
Provid. nee, K I., New York, !
City and many othes cities While at
Providence Prof, Blackwell was invit?
ed lo address the white High School of
the same plaee.
Tlie lady preacher tilled the pulpit ol
the Swansboio Baptist Church on last
Sunday night Hie church was pack?
ed to overflowing, while many stood
on the outside.
The brutal manner in which Mary
Madison was treated on last Wednes?
day morning, 1*51 li instant, whili
route to her service pines in Rich
mond on car No 68 was nican.dir
graceful and heinous She was trans
U-rred from a Manchester car to car
N?> hH going eiist. "?Mie asked (6 be1
put otT at 17th street, the poor white
man. the conductor failed to do so.
and when accosted about it, he caused
the car to run at a slov. speed and in
her attempt Ui get off, he signalled
the motor man and willi a jerk very
sudden, threw this young woman to
the ground, breaking her collar bone
and dislocating lier elbow.
Be it remembered that this conduct?
or was asked by the young woman to
be put oil the carat 17th street, bul
instead, the car when she fell whs b.
tween 17th and ISth streets. The
Miine can be teri Bed by gentlemen of
We have not learned whether this
reckless conductor bas ever bren rep?
rimanded or ever been called to show
causes why he rhould deal with a pas
seng r in such way
It was rumored that thc doctor for
the said eoinpiiny or a doctor was en?
deavoring to coerce this youngwo?
man to compromise the affair for $m?
and the fee of Dr. Willie Matthews
Whether it is so or not wc cannot say,
but what we can say is, itsadisgraee
and a shame.
Kev. Daniel W. Davis, pastor of the
Second Baptist Church preached and
able sermon for the congregation of
tlc hirst Church last Sunday morning
In the afternoon Hev. W S. < hrist
tian officiated and was listened to
AttheSeconil Baptist Church, Rev
Beecher Taylor preached a mose ex?
cellent sermon on Sunday at 11:80.
In the evening Rev S < . Burrell
pi cached a short, but splendid sermon
and administered the Lord's Supper.
At night, the pastor, Kev. 1>
ster Davis preached from Heb. 9 ; 27:
Brother C. C. Williams of the Et ich
mond Young Veil's Christian Associa?
tion sang some beautiful solos, whicl;
wdre much enjoyed by all present.
tl Mr David li. Cross spent the day ir
our city, the guest of Deacon Dilyan]
Armstead. The church and paatoi
were more than pleased to have bin
in their midst.
(Jo out to the Kirmess at the Sec.
ond Church during next week Tht
gi eat .Jubilee Singers will sing or
Deacon Baugh is busy nutting up t
nice fence around the Second Baptis
Church. We are glad to see then
pushing to the front.
The services at the 22nd Street Map
tist Church were well attended a'l da]
last Sunday, the pastor, Rev. Q C
Coleman being present. At 8 o'clocl
Revs Johnson of Centralia and B. F
Fox conducted the services. The abb
divines officiated wonderfully as re
vi val is being carried on
Mr. Lewis Scott returned to the sit)
11 last Saturday from Norfolk.
Mrs. Prances Jackson, who has l>eei
sick some time is improving.
Richmond, Va., Sept. 19, 1896
Mr. William Isaac Johnson
President of the Security Industrie
Mutual Aid Society :
This is to certify that I hm
ceived the sick and death benefits o
my son Louis Hall and I recemmem
your company for promptness.
IbcintoNi), Va., Aug. 27, 189t
Received of Security Industrial Mn
tual Aid Society Forty Dollars an
Twenty-five Cents [$-10 26] being th
amount due for Death and one week'
sick fee for my wife, Elizabeth Ellyso
policy holder,No. 76.
I SM AM El l.VSON.
Miss Lizzie Cooke of Judah stn e
was the recipient of the handsoni
gold medal awarded by Mr. J. (). Coi
ley of the Richmond Music < oinpan;
to the pupil of Miss Nannie B. .lone:
music class, who made the most in
provement in their studies.
Two other prizes for second an
third in improvement given by til
teacher were won by Lillian Ilndgf
and Pauline Williams respectively
Republican Voters Denied
Ali Privileges by Re?
ARATE INTO TWO
The Mn j Tit y With 1 he
I ,-imb h oUowera.
The Republican City Convention wai
held in old City Hall, the ttepuhlioaii
t ity headquarters Wednesday, Sept
J8fd The meeting was called toordei
l?v Qooeral Fd gar Allan, City Chair?
man. There was a plan on foot hy tin
city chairman to keep the bona tidi
Republican voters of the city on tht
ou side and held a private convention
This was however broken up by tht
rotors who wore not disposed to have
such thievish, narrow hearti d prsetieei
perpetrated on them and llockeJ into thi
lia ll as tl ey don lu less hud a right lo do
Mr. John M lobelia Jr., was elected SI
temporsri ebaiisssn and Mr. B P
Vandervall v as el cted temporary
secretary Mr Mitchell on taking tht
chair made a stirring republican I
exposing the trickery and schemes o'
the Allan machinery as practiced ir
tue several precincts of Jackson Ward
Applause was loud and long. IL
exposed the letter sent Chief lb.wari
ol Pt lice foice asking that no one bi
allowed to enter the Hall unless the]
were provided with tickets. This wa
one of Mr. Allan's schemes which hi
had hcp.-d to work but the repuhlicani
held Unit they had a right in the build
ing as it had been rented for the repnb
lican headquarters of the city of Rich
mond, and was accordingly pubiii
property and not with-standing Mr
Allans claim lo have purchased i
he had no in dividual controll Cap
tain Angle were called to discriminat
to who was delagatee. He plainly ani
frankly stab d that he could not tel
who were delegates and would no
attempt to try. The committee si
permanent organization reported a
follows: Mr. H.F. Jonathan, Chairman
Mr. B P Vandervall, Secretary. Th
report was received and adopted Th
committees on crtdnetials made th
following report Delegate s as follows
Clay Ward?First: Delegate, Ed
mund vYaddill, Jr ; alternate, R. H
Freeman. Second: Delegates, B. C
West, Fletcher Johnson, Lewis Lin d
say ; alternate, W. C. Carter. Third
Delegates, James A. Hucless. Jame
Patterson, James H. Twine, T. 8. Hu
cless; alternates, R. Il Ross, Wir
Langley. Fourth: Delegates, John S
Bethel, J. H. Powell; alternate. Rich
ard Cary. Fifth: Delegate, 1* H
Jones; alternate.I R. Bland.
Monroe Ward?First; Delegatei
Robert Jones, George Baker, W. H
Price ; alternate S. McGruder. Second
Delegates, John Pleasants, Dr. W. H
Taylor; alternate. Alex Jones, Third
Delegates, Beverly Turner, C M Car
ter, Jos. Forrsster; alternate, O. >
Frown. Fourth : Delegates, E. Th omi
son, B. B. Arnold ; alternate. J. A. Mi
Laughlin. Fifth: Delegate. Thom*
II. Hopkins ; alternate, William Kanki
Madison Ward.?First: Delegatee
William Flegenhimer, Jacob Farrar
alternate. George Duncan. Second
Delegate, William H. Bannister
alternate, Samuel Brown, Third
Delegates, William Custalo. Del*
gates W. T. Knight; alternate, Edwar
White, Fourth: Delegates, Edwar
Green, Edgar Allen; alternate, Wi]
liam E. Jackson.
Jefferson Ward.?First: Delegate
T. M. Crump, Pleasant Jones; altei
gate, Clarence Smitn. Second : De
egates, W- H. Wood. Payne Ransom
alternate, S. Benedict. Third: Dele
gate. Isaiah Pollard : "alternate, N. .
Smith. Fourth : Delegate, W. T. Poe
ell, alternate. S. W. Syd nor
Marshall Ward.?First: Delegate
W. T. Lee, W. H. Alley, O. L Jordai
alternate, William Robertson. Secon
I >elegate, Junius Trump, alternate. J
C Roi keechariie- Third: Delegate
Anderson Kvans, 0. M. Steward, C. I
Norman, alternates, Johnson Younj
Jackson Ward.?First: Delegatei
William Winston, David Robertsoi
II J. Moore'Captain Benj. Scott; a
ternates, P. a. Crump, Thaddeus Hoi
inson. Second; Delegates, Charles V
Young, JBernard Brown, Robert /
Jackson, James Bahen, Benj Baile
Moses Perry ; alternates,George Rear.
Morton Deane, Reuben Winston. Thil
ll. F Jonathan, J?hn Mitchell Ji
Benjamin Jackson, Colin T. Page; a
f.' ternates, Anderson Fields. |Edwai
F THE CHICAGO PLANKS.
Mask. Fourth: Delegates, William
White. Edward Baker, il. F. Hunter
Beoj. P. V.-indervalJ. George Mana
kins; alternates, Robert Jackson. W.
The meeting was orderly through
out with .he exception of a few Allan
bO were OO doubt tired of being
confined in ino private room and tried
to get out but the police on duty held
the door Hrm.
An enthusiastic mass meeting was
held on the out side and the old war?
horses. Captain Benj Scott, Colin
j T. I'ayne, Charles W. Young. James
Bahen and John Mitchell, Jr. made
rousing republican speeches and was
cheered IO Hie echo by the large crowd
Mr. Gilliam Flegenheimer was
elected as member of the Congression
: al committee.
The committee on resolution made
, the following report ?
Whereas Edgar Allan and Edmund
; Waddill, Jr . have, by their actions ir
authoring or allowing their agents and
precinct chairmen to deny to the Re?
publican voters a free and fair oppor?
tunity to exercise their rights of suf
i frage in the Republican primaries held
i in the city of Richmond on Tuesday
. J night, September 2'id, by instructing
' | as alleged by them, to refuse to sign
?; the credentials of the fairly elected
! delegates ; and whereas Edgar Allan
'.and Wray T. Knight refused to give
- out for publication a list of the places
in the pr -inct at which the meetings
WON to 1 ? held; and whereas the
same treatment was accorded the
J j State chain in, and the list of pre
? einct meelina denied him; snd
icreas Colonel William Lamb by
' i his unswerving support of Republican
principles and faithful performance of
the duties of state chairman endeared
himself to tbe ne >ple of the district;
therefore be it
Resolved, That we condemn Messrs
Waddill and Allan for their un-Re
publican conduct: that we denounce
such conduct as contrary to every
principle of right and deserving ol
the severest censure.
Resolved, 2nd. That we endorse
Colonel William Lamb for his efforts
to secure a free ballot and a faircount
for us in the Republican primaries ir
Resolved, 3rd. That we endorse
Judge L L. Lewis as the Republican
candidate for Congress, and declare
him to be a fitting congressional rnn
ning mate for William McKinley, Jr
and (Jarret A. Hobart, whom we alsc
John Mitchell, Jr.,
The report was received and adopt
ed amid rapturous applause.
On motion Dr. P H. C. Noble wai
unanimously elected as city chair'
man. Mr. Mitchell paid a glow int
tribute to police force for their manlj
and courageous efforts in according t<
the bona fide Republicans of the citj
of Richmond the rights due them.
He plainly set forth the true princi
pies as found in the Neyro race ant!
condemned the low and contemptible
principles as has beon shown in thi
mean low acts of General Edgar Allai
and Judge Edmund Waddill, Jr.
Mr. James Patterson made a speed
along the sarqe line after which oi
motion of Mr. T. 3. Hucless the con
To the members of the School-boan
of the Virginia Seminary :
Gentlemen.?Thanking you for you
kind consideration in re-electing mi
as teacher in your school, I an
compelled for the following reasoi
to offer my resignation, viz., owini
to the difficulty I experienced in get
ting my pay when due. I cannot pos
sibly continue in your service. I as
sure you I feel the deepeot solicit ud
for the welfare of our school, and m
resigning is not done in any but th
kindest feelings for all interested.
Mrs. M. E. Tylb
September 27th, 1896, the day s?
apart for all AncientChristian Knight
of Jerusalem and Sisters of Courts t
send up a donation to the living God
There will be "devotional service
held at the Mount Calvary Baptie
Church, on 27th. inst, by Stone Ez<
Lodge, No. 1, and tineen Esther Cour
No. 1,A CO. K of Jerusalem.
The officers of the male lodge are:
A. Randolph, 1st Commander; Ii
Preston, 2nd Commander; E. Watkini
3rd Commander ; A. Ferguson, Worth
Priest; J. J. Brown, State Deputy;^
S. S. iden, Past Deputy.
WANTEIe?10 intelligent colore
men to All responsible positions Goo
salary to right parties with opportun
ty for promotion Address in ow
Unit-dMko. Publishing Co..
FROM THE EAST-END.
The Political Hodge Podge
Delegates Elected to the
A ROUSING SPEECH,
A COLORED GIRL TIRED
A Pitnninent Citizen Accused
A SAD FUNERAL-A GRAND CON?
Personals and Loc*l Hews of ImDortanoe.
(To the Planet by our Regular Corre?
Just as we thought; we see that the
campaign committee knows how to
keep tue funds io themselves. Toa
certain extent the colored brother is
side tracked. Committees from the
various McKinley and Hobart clubs
making application to the executive
bead ot the party for money to pay ex?
penses, sucn as nail rent, light, litera?
ture ect They were promised a cer?
tain amount, but so far as we can learn
little ur nothing liss been given. At
such treatment the colored voters of
the ward, and county are indignant.
On Tuesday night last, the precinct
meetings were called, in the 2nd,
Mr. J. H. McTaw presided, t^odele?
gates and one alternate were elected.
They were not instructed.
Over in.the Third precinct one of the
moat harmonious .political meetings
ever held met tnd selected the follow?
ing delegates, Messrs O. M. Steward,
vv. K Jefferson, Anderson Evana, C.
F. Norman ; alternates Johnson Young
Delaware Williams. Mr.C. F. Norman,
chairman 3rd precinct presided ; 0,
M. Steward, Secretary. Speaking af?
terwards was indulged in; Mr.?
Brown, a prominent young lawyer of
Norfolk, Va., and an enthusiastic re?
publican, made a brilliant speech on
the issues of the campaign. He was
followed by Mr. lt. M. Monroe, who
made the speech of tue evening. No?
ticeable among the many things he
said was ; "That it was time for the
colored man to think and act for him?
self, to manage his own eaiapaign
without depending absolutely upon
the white Republicans."
He was cheered lustily when he said,
"Mr. Russell, spoke last Friday night,
but it means for him the Post-master?
ship.and some twenty or thiity thous?
and dollars a year; others are speak?
ing, whatdoes it mean *o them? Sala?
ried positions. The Negro is voting
what does it mean for him? xoihing.
Warming up he boldly declared "That
if there was one man deserving to be
be sent to Congress from this district,
it is John Mitchell. i
ACCUtSO OF MURDER,
Information was received Wednes?
day that Mr. Tiiomaa Wilson a promi?
nent and respected citizen of this sec?
tion was arrested in Maryland on Tues?
day night last in company with anoth?
er gentleman whose name we cannot
learn on the charge of murdering a
white man in village, settlement, on
the Potomac river. Mr. Wilson pro?
tested his innocence and claimed
Richmond as his home. The authori?
ties unable to prove the above eharge
releas d him. He left this city some
weeks ago, ostensibly to work in
Hampton, Va., but the supposition
among his friends is that he subse?
quently went to Maryland.
tub bask ball season closes.
The Base Ball season did not close
amidst ablaie of glory, as did their
contemporaries, the Richmond base
ball team. Oh no, but nevertheless
it has closed satisfactorily. The
Eclipse needful proud of their achieve?
ment, yet there has been many instan?
ces where they could have done bet?
ter. Here is their average work done
Summary, games played 13; won 8;
loss 6 ; base hits, 201; 2nd, base hits
29; 3rd base hits, 14; home runs 4;
stolen bases, 70; double plays 16 ; bas?
es on balls 52; put suts, 811 ; average
scores, 59; Places: Richmond, Nor?
folk, Hampton, Petersburg Total at?
Under the superb management ol
Mr T H.Jackson, the team has been
resurrected from a chaotic condition
and made one of the strougest colored
teams in the State. There has been
some talk of organizing a colored Bast
Ball League. Of course for such a
scheme to work it would be necessary
to get a large amount of money to car?
ry it through. But we do think thal
the colored t'ams should get in a clos?
er alliance with each other.
An ineffectual attempt was made
last year to organise a oolored foot
ball team. This manly game shouk
receive the attention of every lover o:
the sport. There ig a plenty of gooc
material out of which could be made i
fine team In the meantime we wil
watch with interest our hint on thi:
A COLORED Ol RL TIRED OP LIVING.
Miss Mary Scott is tired of living a
least she was before the physiciai
brought her back from the gawninj
chasm of death : and now she is satis
fled to live. We hear ofvery few col
ored people who wants to end their ex
istence. But in this case it is ari* ex
ception. Miss Scott is a rather nie
looking colored girl, tall and brow;
complexion and resides near the cor
nerof Eighteenth and Clay Sts Sb
took laudanum with suicidal intern
last Saturday evening shortly after
o'clock. The neighbors hearing of th
girl's action, who in the meantime hai
almost lapsed into unconsciousnes
commenced to walk her back and fort!
while some one 'phone for the ambu
lance. It arrived shortly afterward
with Dr Labenburg in charge, who al
ter working en the patient for over a
hour succeeded in bringing her to cor
sciousness. Love is supposed to be a
the bottom of the rash attempt to tak
THl COUNTY SCHOOL
was formerly opened on last Monda
morning. A large number waa er
rolled. Mr. Wallace Epps and Mn
Maggie Murray are teachers. Inst
estimation the school is in s rsther d
lapidated condition, and is insumciei
to accommodate the crowds of chili
ren who spply for admission. Tl
corps of teachers are small indeed ac
there are enough scholars to make i
least three more classes. It is s pii
thst so much work should be impost
upon only two teachers who are ex?
pected to do the work of rive. The
white children hsve two schools in ex?
cellent condition with a large corp of
The Fairmount High School (white)
is a commodious building with the la?
test improvements. The colored resi?
dents should look into the matter and
d mand that a more commodious
building or at least three more teach?
ers be employed.
A BIG BLAZE.
A huge column of smoke was teen
pouring through .the windows of the
tobacco factory of Mr. P. H. Gor?
man's, corner 23rd and Cary Street
last Thursday week. An alarm was
sent in snd the fire department respon?
ded promptly. At that time .no em?
ployees were in the building.' After
doing considerable damage to the to?
bacco stored inside, it was finally put
is to be consummated on Tuesday
night next, the 28th Miss Emma B.
Harrison, ons of the fair ones of this
section and a highly respected mem
ber of the Coral Reef Council will be
wedded to Mr. Charles H. Turner at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs Absalom
Randolph, 1009 N. 31st St. Friends
are invited. No cards.
A SAD FUNERAL.
The funeral of Mrs. Hettie Webster,
who passed peacefully away at her
residence. No. 1818 Cedar street, June
J, 1896 was pn ached at ber request by
Rev. J. H Binford at the Cedar Street
Baptist Church last Sunday at 4:30 p.
m. She lived a consistent Christian
life and was well like by her many
friends. Rev. Binford selected Job 12
chapfrom which he preached pathetic
sermon. She ieaves a husband, J chil?
dren, 4 sist rs, 1 brother, a host of
friends and relatives toonoum their
Mr. E. A. Washington, cashier of the
Nickle Saving Band and secretary ot
the Peoples' Relief Association, has
returned from a pleasant trip to Wash?
ington. D. C., where he went in the in
tersst of the association. ile reports
their business in that section wid-'
A (.RAND CONCERT.
The people of this section are highly
elated over the fact that there will be
on Monday night, October 5th, a con
cert and lecture at the 4ih Baptist
Church in which we will hear Rev.
Mr. Cullins and Miss Emily Price.
Rev. Cullins, who is well known to
our people snd who rover fails to pack
an audience chamber on the hill of
churches, will give his famous lec?
tures, "The Processional Liar."
It has long been the desire of the
East-end residents to hear Miss Emily
Price, and her coming ic hailtd with
delight by all to whom we have spok?
en. Present indications are that our
people will turn out enmasse to hear
her, and that standing room be at a
The celebration of the Lord's Sup?
per was held at the Fourth Baptist
Church last Sunday afternoon. A
glorious time was held.
Rev. Payne has left the city on a
vacation granted by his church.
The Fountain Baptist Church with
Rsv. Williams at the helm is forging
steadily ahead. Communion next
The Asbury M. E services on last
Sunday were as usual good. Kev.
Brown, the pastor was absent; not
withstand that a good crowd was
Two more electric lights have been
placed op the Jefferson Park owing tc
the increased immorality that bal
been carried on. Nearly all of the
frequenters are white.
The Richmond Railway and Electric
Company has been compelled by tht
city authorities to place Girder rail*
along 21st street from Broad street ti
The young men in Jefferson Wan!
are doing good work for the success
of the republican party in November
A McKinley and Hobart club was or
ganized with a membershiy of nearli
Lawyer J. R. Pollard made a pleas?
ing address at the republican masi
meeting on last Friday night?om
An effort is being made to establisl
a night school by *~ome of our younj
ladies in this section. They should bi
encouraged. More anon.
PERSONAL AND BRIEFS.
Miss Rosa Jackson has returned t<
the city from Charlottesville, Va.
Mr. Garland Jordan left the cit]
Monday for New York.
Miss Mary L Reynolds, left Saturday
for Philadelphia. Pa.
Many of our young people receivei
art diploma at the Fifth St. Baptis
Church last Tuesday Nigt.
Mrs Kate Dickerson hss returned t<
her home in Philadelphia.
Let the colored people help them
selves and God will help them
Would that our people would lean
tu speak well of those who never hann
West End Night School.
A night school will be opened in th
West-End not far from the 5th Bap
tist Church on Thursday night, Oct
1st by experienced teachers. It will b
on the order of those in the larger cit
ies You can be taught for 5<)c pe
month in advance; reading, spelling
arithmetic, geography, grammar, hi*
tory and penmanship,
I Another course of type-writinjj
short-hand, instrumental and voe*
music, fancy work and advanced stud
ies for which it will cost you $1 00 pe
month up. It is agrand opp irtunit
for those persons who want to lear
and cannot reach the day schools o
account of work and other things.
We have among our people tw
a many young people, unable to com
pete with the business men sf otb*
races Our voters have to depend o
others to scratch our ballot. Thi
should not be. These young men ar
going to assist you to read and writ
for yourself. Will you show you
appreciation by assisting their
1415 West Beverly Steet,
i W. G. Carter and A. T. Wright,
7 tf and Others. Teacher
Mount Olive Baotist Church.
There will be a grand rally at tl
Mount Olive Baptist Church Sunda
September 27th. At the X o'clo.
services Rev. Nash wi 1 presch and li
- choir will sing. At 8 o'clock. Re
it! Lee Frayser will preach. Come ai
1- help us to make our last payment i
ie 'our church.
id, Nilson Brown,
_t j Pastor
tv I J. M. Brown,
FREE AT LAST.
Another Chapter of the
SHE AND HER BABE NOW JN RICH?
Mary Abernathy is now a free wo?
man. She was released from the
Lynchburg jail, Sept. 21st and is now
in this city.
The story is soon told.
Ou saturday, Editor Mitchell re?
ceived a phone message from Capt. A.
ti. Uuigou that ho would leave on Bun
day lui Farmville, Va., aud represent
.nary Abernathy in the county court
ol Prince Edward.
lt hau oeen previously arranged that
a nolie prosequi shouid be entered
and the order delivered to Capt. Gui
gou. This gentleman stated that it
was auvisaule that Editor Mitchell
should leave at U o'clock, Monday
morning tor Lynchburg and he would
join him at Farm ville, go to the place
iliad aud deliver .to him Mary
Accordingly, the editor boarded the
-V B W. tram al W o'clock on last. Mon
day morning. He met. Mr. George W
rlragg, who waa enroute to Farmville.
W nen that city was reached a crowd
was at the depot.
Young Mr. Guigon, true to his
promise waa at the station and he held
up a document in hia hand. A glance
waa sufficient, lt was the nolle prose?
qui order entered in the case of the
commonwealth f erena Mary Aber
naiy aud read as follows:
At a County Court held for tbe
vounty oi Prince jcdward on Monday,
Sept. .USS, lbWti,
Against > on indictment for
Mary Abernathy j murder.
The attorney for Commonwealth,
with the consent of the Court declin?
es to prosecute luriher ?n this behalf,
thereupon, it is considered by the
Court that the said Mary Abernathy
be discharged irom imprisonment and
the sergeani ol the city of Lynchburg
is he reny authorized and directed tu
release tue said Mary Abernathy from
the jail of said city, wherever shs ia
conbiied under an order of thia Court.
-\ copy Teate:
Vf. il. TUACKBTON, CPk
County Court. Prince Edward Co., Va.
There will be a grand concert Mon?
day night, Sept. -'ath, at the True
ll Of Ol mrs s' Hail. Don't fail to come
out and hear Has it is lor a good cause.
ticket eau be secured at the hall from,
Mr. John ll. Braxion. Admission 25/.
Reserved seals lo cents extra.
GRAND LODGE DELEGATION.
The grand Lodge of the Working
Sons of Love, Mo. 1, held on Trrssday,
sept, lo 'Ntl, at Hayes' Hali, 7-5 .North
2nd Si. Called to order by the presi?
dent, J. s Booker presiding; devotion
il exercises then ensued, prayer by the
chaplain, after which the President
declared the meeting open for busi?
ness. Koli ot officers wan then called
and absentees noted ; minutes of the
last Grand Session was then read and
adopted. Committee then reported on
cre.uenti*ls, after which they reported
on delegates, next the liiand Worthy
secretary made his annual report:
Cash receipts for year ending,
on slock, $ 1,984 60
Cash from subordinate lodges, l,oo7 bJ
" Junior Dept. " o-W 87
" " Individual* 820 OO
Membership to date 043
" Junior Dept. 383
Purchase of Iron bate, llb 00
Laud purchased in Richmond 700 00
" " Henrico, Co , 1600 00
With a capital stock of |5,OO0 00, after
which the stock holders then - declared
a dividend to its members of 4\%.
Total Cash receipts, H.418 29
Expenditures, 1,300 00
Sept. 22nd, Cash Balance, $3,118 28
The following officers were then elec
ted for the ensuing term:
Crana Worthy Instructor, J. S. Book
er; Grand Worthy Chaplain, P. H. H.
Junes; Advieor, Jos. Brown; Right
hand Conductor, Elizabeth Cousins;
Left hand Conductor, Mahala Washing
ton; ligand Worthy Right Supporter,
W. ri. Lyons; Grand Worthy LeitSup?
porter. Elizabeth Shell; Sergeant-ai
Arms, Thaddeus Robinson; Assistant
Sergeant, David Coles; Senior Order
Grand Worthy Matron, Celia Bolling;
Junior Department Grand Worthy
Matron, Elizabeth Coles and Rebecca
Booker; Board of Managers of Junior
Department, Elizabeth Coles, Rebecca
Booker, Celia Bolling, Margaret Roane,
Elizabeth Cousins, Mahala Washing?
ton, Mary Henderson, Annie Gross,
Maggie Randall; J. S. Booker, Presi?
dent; Frank Bolling, Vice-president;
Spencer Coles, Treasurer; Christopher
Smith,Grand Worthy Secretary.
Board of Directors; J. S. riooker, Frank
Bolling, Christopher Smith, Spencer
Coles, John Rsndolph. U. li. Harris,
A. Hayes, Isaac Ham, Wm. Pettas,
Samuel Johnson, James R. Gross. Geo.
M. Gross and Anthony Jones; State
Deputies, 8. Coles, Sarah Liggins, Wil?
liam Pettus, Christopher Smith.
After the election a communication
was tendered the executive officers
from East End Lodge, Jiu. 3, reading
Richmond, Va., Sept. 15, '96.
"Mr. President, officers and mem?
bers. It is with much pleasure ano
happiness that 1 have been spared to
meetjthe many faces once more in the
Grand Lodge and it gives me much
pleasure to work in the behalf of this
noble order, and I sm trying to hold
up the banner. I must say that I have
been laboring in the Junior Depart?
ment for two years and have not be?
come tired yet, nor have I been absent
from their meetings, but twice, snd
then it was on account of sickness and
death. 1 also have fifteen be ne titted
members and I find them true to their
meetings, and the vows which they
made when they were initiated. Now
I say to the older members, try and be
true to this noble and grand order
to which you belong and work faithful?
ly' in trying to gain members and
spread its name abroad, so that we
may have people farand near seeking
to rind us and learn ol' our works,
Now may God bless us and take care
,n |Of us until we meet again.
Rk becca Book Ka.
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